How to be more deaf aware – video 1 ‘Dave the signer’

Posted on 22. Jan, 2015 by in Charity, Featured, Politics & Campaigns

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best campaign film 2015We are delighted to note that this film won the best Stroud Campaign film of 2015. See more at: http://stroudcommunity.tv/awards-2015/

One of our judges, Helen Royall commented; “Excellent. Short, funny, and gets an important and serious point across.”

Starring Reg Cobb, Hannah Ede, James Banks and Ceilidh-Jo Rowe. Booking a fully qualified British Sign Language interpreter is imperative in certain situations – financial in particular. Without a qualified BSL interpreter vital communication can be missed and a deaf person left bewildered and confused as to the best options available to them are.

Deaf people want to be independent and take control of their own lives, having a British Sign Language interpreter available at appointments is just one way that their independence can be achieved. We want banks and other financial institutions to be more open to bringing in interpreters to their meetings with deaf people. Reg Cobb said; “Booking a fully qualified British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter is imperative in certain situations – financial in particular. Without a qualified BSL interpreter vital communication can be missed and a deaf person left bewildered and confused as to the best options available to them are. Deaf people want to be independent and take control of their own lives, having a BSL interpreter at appointments is just one way that their independence can be achieved. We hope our series of Deaf awareness films, including  ‘Dave the Signer’ encourage more organisations to make their services more accessible for Deaf people. The response to the films has been fantastic and this award is the cherry on top of a very big cake”.

For more information about GDA’s interpreter services visit www.glosdeaf.org.uk or email admin@glosdeaf.org.uk

See part two at: http://stroudcommunity.tv/more-deaf-aware2/

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Director and Co-Founder of Stroud Community TV

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